Knowledge has three degrees — opinion, science, illumination. The means or instrument of the first is sense; of the second, dialectic; of the third, intuition. –Plotinus
Today, I am sharing three brilliant questions on intuition development from readers.
Even if you don’t see your exact intuition development question here you’re sure to find an answer that will apply to your own situation.
1. My life feels stuck. I need change now but, nothing seems to be happening. How can I get guidance from my intuition as to what to do to get my life moving again?
If you’re life is ‘stuck” and you feel you “need” answers now the best thing to do is to relax as much as possible about it.
The more stressed out and emotional you are over a problem the more difficult you make hearing your inner guidance.
The solution will come when you relax and take your mind off the problem.
Go for walks in nature or do anything that takes your mind off the feeling of being stuck.
Before you go to bed tell yourself that you want an answer to this problem.
Give yourself one week to either have a dream in which the answer comes to you or to discover the solution during the day through a “sign.” Read “Navigating by Intuition” to learn how to identify these hidden signposts.
Signs are always around us, all we need to do is create the intention to become aware of them.
Keep reinforcing that you will get the solution before you go to bed each night.
It might come the next day or it might take the full week.
2. How do I remain truthful to my intuition and not let thoughts get in the middle?
To be truly aware of your inner guidance and not let thoughts get in the way takes practice. In the beginning you are bound to be unsure of yourself. That’s natural. We all want to feel confident and happy about our lives and decisions.
What you need to do is to incorporate hearing your inner voice into your daily life. Make a habit of checking in with your intuitive guidance before making decisions. The more you do this the more experienced you will become at knowing what your intuition feels like for you when it comes through.
For example, you could ask yourself how you feel about certain things that you are unsure about doing in your personal life, relationships or business.
Say, you need to decide whether you will buy a new car or spend more money on repairs on your old one. You’re not sure which is the right course of action to take.
Go somewhere quiet, shut the door and take some deep breaths and relax. Put your palms on your abdomen now ask yourself, “How would I feel if I bought a new car.”
Pay attention. Notice the first thought or feeling you have.
Did you get a pang of fear in your gut? Did you notice a slight feeling of anxiety or shortness of breath? These are physical signs from your body’s intelligence warning you that you are not ready to purchase a new car.
If you feel good with no second thoughts (such as I can’t afford it, it’s not in the budget, I shouldn’t) then you have your answer to proceed with the purchase of the car.
Intuitive guidance is all about feelings and first impressions.
3. Should you always follow your intuition?
Yes, I believe you should always follow your inner guidance, that is if you are sure it was your intuition and not your rational mind posing as your intuition.
I say yes for two reasons: One, because our inner guidance is always the truth of how we really feel about things in our life.
And, second, because our intuitive flashes is the source of our most original and inspired ideas. Inspiration is never found in the day to day sequential thinking we do. It comes when we least expect it usually while we are doing something else. If you want to live an inspired life rather than you do need to listen to your intuitive hunches. And if you want to do what is “right” for you and not what other people say is right you must be in touch with your intuitive guidance.
Many people hear a thought and attribute it to intuition when it is really their ego or rational mind. The way to tell the difference is to pay close attention to how you feel. If there are any “shoulds” attached to this “intuitive guidance,” it is not coming from your intuition.
Intuition feels inspiring, right and like a “knowing” that resonates with us from deep down inside. Thoughts we confuse as being our inner guidance make us feel as if we “should do it” because there are logical reasons and benefits for doing it.
Say, I have an idea come to me while I’m taking a walk about a new book I want to write. The idea excites me and I can hardly wait to get started researching it.
If it came from my logical mind it would be more on the lines of, “Hmm, I like this idea. This is a really hot topic right now. I could sell a lot books if I moved fast to capture the public’s interest in this….”
Do you see the difference? In the first example I am “inspired” because the idea really resonates with me. In the second example I am being led to do something by what society dictates is a good reason for doing it.
I hope you learned from and enjoyed reading the questions that other readers asked.
What are your questions regarding intuition? Do feel free to ask them right here in the comments section.
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